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the fire on the carnival cruise ship triumph. yesterday, the u.s. coast guard said the fire started in front of a generator in the main engine crime. that fire left the cruise liner without power for five days with 4200 people on board. investigators say it could take up to a year to determine what exactly caused the fire. despite that initial report from the coast guard, congress says it still wants answers into the cruise ship disaster. hours after the triumph was towed to alabama, senator jay rockefeller september a letter to the -- sent a letter to the coast guard, demanding a review of the incident and similar incidents in the last six years. the senator says there might be a larger safety issue that needs to be reviewed involving large passenger vehicles. >>> and when congress returns next week, they will only have four days for the sequester. coming up, the automatic budget cuts here for california. >>> why facebook's tax bill is zero. in fact, the social media giant will get a huge refund. >>> and what russian scientists are finding after friday's meteor explosion and the ne
a u.s. weapon caused the fireball. the resulting sonic boom caused $33 million in damage an injured 3300 people. >>> britton's environment says it depends too much on paperwork and officials were warned in 2011 that horse meet was ill liely entering the human chain. it is found in hamburgers and also school meals. they are bracing for automatic spending cuts. kyla campbell reports from the washington d.c. newsroom, workers could lose their job, kyla in. >> reporter: there are 170,000 workers in california and we have been hearing about those automatic government spending cuts and they put it on hold until march 1st and congress is on break all of this week and when they get back, it leaves four days to come up with a plan to keep them from going into effect. more than 2 million workers are waiting to see if they could lose their jobs. >> the republican house has already voted twice to replace the president's second quester with spending cuts, they saw them on real priorities. >> they are working to include both increased tax revenue and spending cuts, if this all goes into effect, i
person sees a u.s. connection. >>> we will tell you what is fueling the spike in gas prices. >>> this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. good morning, thank you for joining us february 18th, i am pam cook. >> let's check weather and traffic, i would like yesterday's weather to stay for a while. >> yes. >> we need rain. >> we do need rain . we will get some tomorrow but not a lot. >> today is that day in between where the low clouds are already pushing inland and temperatures will be on the cool side, here is sal. >>> we will have pretty good traffic today for most commutes and this is a look at 880 southbound, 6:00 let's go back to dave and pam. >>> 6:01 we are starting with developing news, a deadly chase in san jose. one person was killed after crashing a stolen car while trying to flee from police. alex savage is at the crash scene and you have new video of that crash scene, alex? >> yes, they have taken away that suv, it was a stolen suv, the 20-year-old driver was killed in this crash and he was on the run from san jose police late last night with two teenage passengers in
but secure. >> reporter: in the rugged terrain south of tucson, arizona, advocates concerned about u.s. border security took matters into their own hands and placed motion-sensitive hidden cameras on known smuggling trails and this is their video, revealing wave after wave of mexican drug and immigrant smugglers, some of them heavily armed, who cross the border and travel miles north inside the united states. >> you got a trail coming in. >> reporter: it's why rancher david beckham made the painful decision to move his family off his land, 12 miles north of the mexican border, because of all the armed smugglers crossing his property, threatening his home. >> it was unsafe. i couldn't -- i couldn't see raising our children -- you know, i was afraid to let the kids go out, even during the day. >> reporter: residents here in this rugged desert say in the daytime, it is relatively quiet, but all of that changes as night falls and the land comes alive. recently, neighboring rancher jim chilton found a mexican drug smuggler's camp on his land, ten miles north of the border. the next day ther
, they would have to pass a background check, learn english and u.s. history, and pay back taxes. susan mcginnis with more now from washington. susan, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. it's not clear whether the white house leaked this plan or not but either way they want the plan so they can continue on the bipartisan bill. the white house is responding after a draft of its version of an immigration reform bill was leaked to the press this weekend. the white house says it's simply backup plan. >> we will be prepared with our own plan if these ongoing talks between republicans and democrats up on capitol hill break down. >> white house sources tell cbs news this wasn't a planned leak but republicans are skeptical. >> leaks don't happen in washington by accident. this raises the question many of us continue to wonder about. does the president want a result rult or does he want another beatup of republicans so he can get political advantage in the next election? >> i met with the president wednesday and he agreed to give us the space we need with the bipartisan proposal. >> still ma
to pass a background check, learn english and u.s. history, and pay back taxes. susan mcginnis with more now from washington. susan, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. it is not clear whether the white house leaked this plan on purpose or not, but either way, lawmakers here on capitol hill want that plan tabled so that a group of senators known as the gang of eight can continue their work on a bipartisan bill. the white house is responding after a draft of its version of an immigration reform bill was leaked to the press this weekend. the white house says it's simply a backup plan. >> we will be prepared with our own plan if these ongoing talks between republicans and democrats up on capitol hill break down. >> white house sources tell cbs news this wasn't a planned leak but some republicans are skeptical. >> leaks don't happen in washington by accident. this raises the question many of us continue to wonder about. does the president really want a result or does he want another to beat up the republicans so he can get political advantage in t
and lebanon on the other. a nightmare scenario for the u.s. the united nations now estimates that 70,000 people have been killed in the fighting, though, no one really knows. a u.n. commission today called for war crimes investigations of both sides. assad's government, which has sought to crush the rebellion by any means necessary. and the rebels, many of whom are increasingly seen by ordinary syrians as war lords, gangsters and religious fanatics who regularly post videos of beheadings and other atrocities on youtube. damascus is quiet tonight. some light traffic. no one really walking around. 5 million people hunkered down, as the terrible war that is tearing their country apart has now arrived here, in fierce battles raging in the city's suburbs. syria's many minorities live in terror of a jihadist takeover of their country. before we came here, we visited christian refugees from syria who had fled to beirut. they said they were forced out of their villages by muslim fundamentalists -- ethnically cleansed. they supported the rebellion at first, but not now. they've lost their hom
over the weekend allows for an eight year path to residency for the undocument already inside u.s. borders and within hours of that plan's release florida senator marco rubio fired back saying if proposed the bill will be dead on arrival in congress leaving us with unsecured borders and a broken legal situation for years to come. the chief of staff defended the white house choice to be ready to go it alone. >> we're doing exactly what the president said we would do last month in las vegas which is we're preparing. we're going to be ready. let's make sure it doesn't have to be proposed. let's make sure the group up there, the gang of eight, makes the good progress on these efforts as much as they say they want to. >> republicans on the hill are upping the ante and accusing the administration of political games man ship that will backfire. >> leaks don't happen in washington by accident. does the president really want a result or does he want another ka joel to beat up republicans. >> leaking this out that's it in the wrong direction. >> this is the president torpedoing his own plan
senator hagel said that the u.s. state department was an adjunct of the israeli foreign ministers office, which i think would be breathtaking if he said that to have such a view. i got a letter back from senator hagel in response to my question, did you say that and do you believe that, and the letter said he did not recall saying that, he disavows that statement. >> it's not enough for you? >> well, if, in fact, that's true, that would end that matter because he has previously inside a book that the jewish lobby influences the u.s. senate and makes us -- pushes us to make very bad decision. if the second statement were true, he said that the secretary of state's office is under the control of the israeli foreign ministers. those two together would show an edge and a view of the israeli u.s. relationship way out of the mainstream, so i'll just take him at his word medicals something new comes along. >> kristen welker, what does the white house have to say about this? they seem to be confident that he is going to get through next week. >> they continue to be confident, andrea. i can tell
. i wear a lot of hats. well, technically i wear one. the u.s. postal service®, no business too small. a talking car. but i'll tell you what impresses me. a talking train. this ge locomotive can tell you exactly where it is, what it's carrying, while using less fuel. delivering whatever the world needs, when it needs it. ♪ after all, what's the point of talking if you don't have something important to say? ♪ i >> state of the union address on >> during the state of the union address on tuesday night,well, the president urged congress to do more than combat climate change or else. >> if congress won't act soon to protect future generations, i will. i will direct -- i will direct my cabinet to come up with executive actions that we can take now on in the future to reduce pollution, prepare our communities for the consequences of climate change and speed the transition to more sustainable sources of energy. >> all right, once again, the president says he's going to deal with an issue by taking action into his own hands and joining to give him a grade on the report card. kelly ann co
several east coast cities this may on behalf of the british government. it will be his first u.s. visit since the las vegas trip last year where naked pictures of the prince surfaced showing him partying in a hotel suite. interesting that he is not coming out west and not repeating the trip to las vegas. >> because not everyone in las vegas stayed in vegas. >> golfing superstar joining president obama on the greens. >> parents reveal their true intentions on why they are@ñ >> san rafael, south bay, pleasanton and all bay area, this is abc7 news. >> on this holiday monday, good on morning, a good day to get ready for the rain tomorrow. starting off cloudy with temperatures in the mid-to-upper 40's, and we will have a cooler breeze, keep us in the low-to-mid 50's through noon and the better part of the afternoon and could spike to the upper 50's for an hour but some pockets of sunshine and this evening, dry, upper 40's to 50's. a chance in the morning of showers and steady rain from mid-morning to early afternoon, and it will be brighter and slightly warmer on wednesday and a smaller cha
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on this behind the scenes and someone decided to give it to "u.s.a. today" and "u.s.a. today" reported on it and now everyone is talking about. the thing here, thomas, is that republicans overall criticism is that the president doesn't lead, the president doesn't lead on the economy, the president doesn't lead on immigration. the president doesn't lead on gun control if you will. when the president does take action, action that he telegraphed verbally saying if congress doesn't do something, i am going to step in and do something, they criticize him for taking the steps to jump into a position to lead on an issue that he cares about that a lot of other people care about. thomas, if the immigration panel in the senate falls flat as we have seen happen many times in congress, come up with gangs and try am to come up with plans and nothing happens. if the immigration gang falls flat, the president would be in a position to step in and say, here, here is the plan, republicans want to say to the president playing politics with this and i think the president is trying to get something done.
then began a week long spiritual retreat. benedict's time as pope has been turbulent. in the u.s., church attendance is down, there is a shortage of priests, and legal settlements from the sex abuse scandal have cost billions of dollars. the boston archdiocese has closed dozens of churches, but in one of those, parishioners have staged a sit-in that's been going on now for eight years. here's elaine quijano. >> reporter: every friday night, christine arnold and her 14-year-old triplets sean, scott and christian, arrive for their overnight shift at st. francis church. the triplets have been coming here since they were six years old. would it be weird to not come here on a friday night? >> it wouldn't feel right. >> reporter: why not? >> because, like, this kind of like our second home here. >> reporter: more than 100 prish neshs take shifts, occupying st. francis 24 hours a day, seven days a week. the parish was officially closed in october, the 2004, for having low attendance. the archdiocese claimed it was a financial necessity. the parishioners fear if they leave, the archdiocese will l
reportedly accused the u.s. state department of being an adjunct of the israeli foreign ministry. the speech was not recorded, but fox news has spoken to the former new jersey congressional candidate who last week tipped off lawmakers to those comments and he is standing by his climbs that that's exactly what chuck hagel said and that's not the first controversial comment the man who would like to run our defense department has made about our close ally israel. however, he's denying he said it. none the less, in the wake of the controversy, now it appears that some democrats, the president's pick, some democrats may be second guessing president obama's pick for secretary of defense. take a listen how journalist bob woodward put it on fox news sunday. >> i understand some of them eventually called the white house and said, is hagel going to withdraw, would he consider withdrawing. the answer is an emphatic no. i wonder if the democrats are kind of ever looking and asking what really is the fundamental question here, is he the best person to be secretary of defense. >> megyn: chris stirewalt h
. he was scheduled to run in australia, brazil, the u.s., the uk and russia. while pistorius is in court on tuesday for a bail hearing, reeva's family says they'll be a memorial service for her as producers of her reality show released this farewell message from her, meant to be to the cast, but which now becomes her last words, her last good-bye. >> i take with me so many amazing memories and things that are in here and in here that i'll treasure forever. i'm going to miss you all so much. i love you very, very much. >> what a sad story that is. robyn kurnow reporting for us. we'll have more on that later here in "the situation room" as well. other news we're following including some painful budget cuts that will be felt by all of us. they're not only days away, they could affect you in some unexpected ways. plus, senator john mccain is alleging a massive cover-up on the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >> so it's the state department's fault? who would you blame? who is responsible then? i've always had to keep my eye on her... but, i didn't always wa
% of the u.s. housing market. so that will be a critical read on recovery in the housing market and also a fresh look the consumer price index. we know that gas prices are squeezing. gas prices are 20 cents high they are week than they were the same time last year. 20 cents higher. and you're taking less out of your paycheck because of payroll tax holiday expired. for those of you really worried about gas prices in new york and chicago. you're going to hit $4 a gallon earlier than we ever have in the year. so brace yourself there. also brace yourself if you're a federal worker. you're facing a furlough, unpaid days off. you can blame the sequester. a controller for the office of management and budget said this won't happen until after march 1st. that's when the massive spending cuts begin if congress doesn't act the sequester. federal employees must give a 30-day notice before furlough. unions that represent the workers right now having a big part in how that's going to happen and when. but there are 2.1 million federal employees that fall under this cost cutting measure. so tough choice
's headlines from around the globe. "los angeles times" says the u.s. forces prepared to comply with afghan strike limits. >>> the norm timeses says the white house plan s tos to conduct a project. it would gain insight into perception and consciousness. >>> "the washington post" says republicans are sending signals that chuck hagel's bid to become defense defense de de-secretary of state will come up. they say there's a reasonable time to have those questions'ed. >>> and "usa today" says hugo chavez made a return. it was announced via the president's official twitter >> announcer: this national weather report sponsored by aarp. real possibilities. >>> people all over the world are looking up after a series of close encounters with meteors and asteroids. we'll find out this morning how scientists keep track of these space rocks before they get this close. >>> plus danica patrick makes history at daytona, becoming the fastest qualifier for the great american race. >> there's a lot of things and people that go into getting a full position at the daytona 500. i'm a smal
over the weekend. it calls for a path to u.s. citizenship for illegal immigrants but wouldn't be granted permanent status until eight years after the bill is enacted. congressional republicans, after president obama let bipartisan congressional talks take the lead. the administration insists this is only a back up plan. >> we will be prepared with our own plan if the ongoing attacks between republicans and democrats break down. >> some republicans also criticized the draft plan for not addressing border security. >>> venezuelan president hugo chavez returned to his home country. he had been in cuba for cancer surgery and medical treatment. they say chavez will continue his treatment at a military hospital in caracas. the 58-year-old president has not spoken publicly since he left for cuba. >>> it's not clear what led mindy mccready to take her own life at age 37. she was found dead on the front personal knowledge of her house in arkansas. her death -- porch of her house in arkansas. her death comes a month after her boyfriend killed himse
hagel. critics say he isn't supportive enough u.s. ally israel and is unreasonably sympathetickic to iran. still, gop opponents say they will probably allow a confirmation vote when they return from break on the 25th. >>> a leaked immigration proposal from the white house is drawing some harsh criticism from republicans. the draft bill leaked to "usa today" would create a special sleys afor illegal immigrants allowing them to stay in the u.s. while they wait for permanent legal status. -- a special visa for illegal immigrants. >>> time now no the morning line. >> and u2. >> what? >> that was u2 and you too as well. >> let's just do this. >> the runners and caps had their first meeting yesterday. we don't like them. you know why? because they beat us last year in the semifinals. >> that is a good reason not to like somebody. >> you ever been in madison square guardens? >> yes, went there and saw the big east tournament last year. >> how did you get tickets? >> don't be asking that. >> caps are up 1-0 but rangers are pretty good. this is why they're pretty good. they may good defen
this week, housing starts, building personal its, and existing home sales, also u.s. manufacturing will be in focus, just as the dow is holding below the 14,000 mark. >>> and in england, bbc reporters walking off the job for 42 hours to protest job cuts. the union saying poor decision- making by bbc leadership is leading to quality journalism being compromised. now some 2,000 more jobs are at risk, after 7,000 have been cut. >>> and makers mark bourbon won't be watered down at all. the move was to help keep up with global demand by stretching thefully supply, but after hearing the outrage, the maker said today they will resume full strength bourbon production, so it will stay 90 proof. they were considering cutting it to 84 proof. >>> we'll be back in a couple of americans with more on this holiday, presidents day. look at the bay bridge approach. gold 0en gate has been the same. it's very quiet out there right now, and it's cloudy and cool initial oakland right now. 50 degrees. only going to get up to 57 this afternoon. medications? i don't know. last immunization shots? really? h
for undocumented immigrants currently living in the u.s. the leap prompted scathing reaction from senators inside the immigration 8. marco rubio warned if proposed, the president's bill would be dead an arrival in congress. and arizona senator, john mccain, who suggested the white house has a greater strategy at play. >> leaks don't happen in washington by accident. does the president really want a result or does he want anoth another -- to beat up republicans? >> the president's new chief of staff is defending this back-up plan saying the administration is only doing what it promised to do from the very beginning. >> we're doing exactly what the president said we would do last month in las vegas, which is we're preparing, we're going to be ready. let's make sure it doesn't have to be proposed. let's make sure that that group up there, the gang of eight, makes a good progress on these efforts, as much as they say they want to. >> all right. so if the leak proves anything, this president and the white house is working on an immigration reform plan. joining me is texas democratic congressman henry
woods. woods who traditionally avoided politics played with mr. obama. u.s. trade representative ron kirk and democratic donor and golf course answerer jim crane. with the president on the course and a congress on a recess the clock is ticking for a deadline for automatic budget cuts. the cuts known as the sequestration would eliminate more than $85 billion in spending this year. half from defense half from domestic programs. the cuts take effect march 1st unless a compromise can be reached. bill plante joins us from washington with more on that bill, good evening. >> good evening, jeff. you know now that most of official washington does believe that those spending cuts are going to happen at the beginning of march politicians of both parties are putting more effort as fixing blame for the cuts than avoiding them. the new white house chief of staff said the president is dedicated to preventing the cuts but that republicans aren't cooperating. >> what our friends in the house have told us is that they will not even consider anything that includes-- increased revenues. not even closing
the economy and the effects of the american and u.s. airways big merger. >>> a major distillery has heard your protests. maker's mark bourbon will not be rusie inine ining -- reducin alcohol content. beginning this morning, bottles will be back to 90 proof. the company heard thousands of bourbon drinkers. >> glad they got my letters. glad they did. well done, fellas. >>> the latest "diehard" movie lived well. opening as the top film at the weekend box office. "a good day to die hard" is the fifth installment in the bruce willis action series that, believer it or not, began in 1988, 25 years ago. and sweetly, it took in $25 million over the weekend. "identity thief" right behind at $23 million. and "safe haven" in third. with $21 million. yippee ki-ya once again for bruce willis. >>> coming up next on this monday, the shocking slap. an airline passenger hitting the toddler next to him. now he's out of a job. >>> and from kobe to king james, an all-star wrap-up from the nba. opinion [ male announcer ] how do you measure happiness? by the armful? by the barrelful? the carful? how about...by the b
.73 across the country. this particular gas station, gas prices are a lot higher, 4.15. as i mentioned, u.s. national average, 3.73. in hawaii, california, higher still, the most expensive place to buy gas right now. 4.28. california not far behind. the cheapest place to buy gas, in wyoming, 3.17. as you mentioned, americans right now spending a lot more money on heating bills, that, of course, means they don't have much money to spare in terms of gas prices, also, we've got taxes going up for a lot of americans. a lot of people seeing paychecks shrink. some taxi drivers, saying they are spending upward of 40, $50, $60 per day. it really is having a huge effect on people. >> what a big mess. thanks, zain appreciate that. >>> jennifer delgado in the weather center this morning with a freeze warning that could spell some serious trouble for florida citrus crops. good morning. >> hi, soledad. the sunshine state needs the sun to come out. temperatures right now still in the mid 20s. we have a hard freeze warning in place anywhere in blue. of course, this is affecting northern and central parts
on the beltway. 795 pretty empty at franklin. same goes for 70 at u.s. 29. this traffic report is brought to you by bill's carpet. call 877-75-bills. >>> maryland state police are searching for answers this morning after a college student was killed in front of his friends and family. 21-year-old edmond aaron st. clair was stabbed on the campus of the university of maryland eastern shore dying at the hospital, after an altercation between two groups of people. police are searching for three young men. >>> another murdered university of maryland student was remembered this weekend. more than 100 people attended a memorial service for 22-year-old stephan rane. police say he was shot and killed by his off campus house mate dayvon green tuesday morning. another student was also wounded that morning. green then died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. >>> a hagerstown man is waking up behind bars after a teenager is stabbed inside his home. police say 38-year-old generette dixon surrendered after a stand half. neighbors saw a woman running from his house with a knife in his chest. he's been charged
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for the u.s. national team, recently he has been playing in england. social media generally praised rogers for his courage in coming out. >>> president obama teed off with tiger woods today. the white house said the two got together at an exclusive golf club on florida's treasure coast. there is no media coverage of today's event. this is video from a previous outing. president obama is spending a long holiday weekend at resort while first lady michelle and their two daughter goes skiing. >>> libya celebrates two years since the end of the gaddafi regime and why the nation's new president says there is still more to be done and a promise he made to militants today. >>> a possible shift in power in syria, the key facilities being attacked by rebels that could give them an advantage against the government. . >>> i pushed him away and that is when he slapped john. >> plus a toddler slapped by a stranger on a plane. but it didn't stop there. we'll hear more from the boy's mother about this attack. . >>> celebrations in libya on this the second anniversary are you of the start of the uprising
the sequestration happen. the commonwealth would be burdened by the budget cuts with the pentagon, the u.s. navy base and high numbers of defense and civilian government contractors in the state. >> the president's day celebration is in full swing in alexandria. rolled through old town this afternoon. visitors can get into historic sites. take walking tours. there are even wine tastings going on. >> if you couldn't get to the parade, luck out with tickets to the white house easter egg roll. the lottery opens thursday morning at 10:00. you have from then to the 25th to sign up. march 1st find out if you snagged a ticket in the lottery. scheduled for monday april the 1st. that is the day after easter. head over to myfoxdc.com and look for a link to the ticket site. hopefully you'll have more luck than people trying to get beyonce tickets. >> i'm keeping my fingers crossed. >>> coming up tonight, a new study shows a positive impact certain tv shows can have on your children. >> i pushed him away. that's when he slapped jonah. >> and a man accused of slapping a toddler gets slapped back by his emplo
the terror attacks on our u.s. consulate in libya have also become part of the debate over chuck hagel. and steve scentanni is live with us. >> some republicans are questioning the qualifications of chuck hagel at the pentagon, but probably be confirmed anyway, now, hagel was widely criticized during his performance during the confirmation hearing and they delayed the vote so they'd have more time to ask the questions about the nominee, they say there should be be no hurry. and it's an important position. and here is senator lindsey graham on fox news sunday. >> i think we're doing our job to scrutinize, i think, one of the most unqualified, radical choices for secretary of defense in a very long time. >> meantime, senator john mccain says that hagel is not qualified, but he thinks it's time to go ahead with a vote since enough time has gone by to ask questions and now shall the white house is worried because two important nominations are going so slowly not only hagel, but john brennan to head the cia. >> between john brennan, the cia director and chuck hagel secretary of defense, we
in prison with a two by four studded with nails. let's get to the mental retartation thing. the u.s. supreme court said we don't put mentally retarded people to death but we'll let the states determine who's restarted and who's not. he was 70, borderline retardation. but how do you conduct yourself in ordinary life, seaman second class in the navy. described as the leader of his family. buys a car, a motorcycle. the judge says i don't find it beyond a reasonable doubt that he's mentally retarded. that's the back story. >> joey, it says, the defendant may be found guilty but mentally retarded. those are their words and thus spared the death penalty if the jury and the court finded beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant is guilty of the crime charged and is mentally retarded. those words seem crucial here. so is explain to me the difference between beyond a reasonable doubt, and preet ponderance of the evidence. what's the difference there? >> absolutely. what happens, john, we don't want the defendant feigning, right, pretending the. so georgia, the only state in the union, by the way,
to bring you the very latest from south africa. >>> but first, with the ten-year mark of the u.s.-led inn in iraq, we want to bring you "hubris" selling the iraq war. and how faulty intelligence was held up as hard fact. here's a sneak peek. >> simply stated, there is no doubt that saddam hussein now has weapons of mass destruction. there is no doubt that he is amassing them to use against our friends, against our allies and against us. >> i had a seat at the stage next to the lectern where he was speaking. and i literally bolted at that. >> with our help, a liberated iraq can be a great nation once again. >> vice president dick cheney's speech to the veterans of foreign wars is the opening sal very of the bush administration's effort to sell to the american people what white house insiders call "the product." >> thank you very much. >> it was a shock. it was a total shock. i couldn't believe the vice president was saying this. in doing work with the cia on iraq, through all the abbreviation i heard at langely, i never saw one piece of credible evidence that there was an ongoing program.
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. sarah endo is in washington for us. how did this fire start? >> according to u.s. coast guard investigators, they have preliminarily determined the fire on board the carnival "triumph" was caused by a leak in a flexible hose that served as a fuel oil return line for the ship's number six engine generator. lieutenant commander theresa hatfield told reporters today, the fuel sprayed up and touched a hot surface, which started the fire. investigators say the crew did a good job in extinguishing the flames and so far have interviewed 21 passengers and crew members and are continuing their on-site investigation. they expect that to be wrapped up by the end of the week. now, the coast guard commander says they're also looking into why the ship was inoperable even though some of the backup systems were working. they anticipate it will be six months before everything is completed. and the bohemian maritime authority are the lead investigators on this case, since the ship is registered in the bahamas. >> did the country at the time, i know you covered this, you were up there in the hel
to increase not just here in the u.s., but globally because of a better outlook for the global economy. the price of oil has been modestly higher since the beginning of the year. you don't need me to tell you that. the good news is it has been relatively stable since the summer, carol. you haven't seen the real crazy spikes that we've seen over the years. carol? >> alison kosik reporting live from new york this morning. move over, guys. danica patrick in the top spot. patrick won the pole position for the daytona 500, becoming the first woman to win a pole at any nascar top division race. she later spoke with cnn's don lemon, who asked her, if she could comprehend that she made history. >> i that i that understanding the scope of what that means and what that will end up meaning, or if any, is something that happens down the road. in the moment, it's about thinking about what i need to do for next sunday and trying to make some more history. i love that to go beyond racing in general, i mean, just to kind of break gender barriers, i feel that one of the coolest things is to be able to
, in ninth grade. he hadn't had u.s. history yet. i didn't think that he was going to get the question about history when i saw the category military guys because even in the turn he hadn't been getting a lot of the military or american history questions. >> wow! sizing up the competition. >> we're going to play our own game of jeopardy right now. >> it's all on you. it's all on him. >> no, it's not. >> yes, it is. >> we didn't rig it like that. which president was the only one to be elected twice but not in a row? was it -- [ buzzer ] >> grover cleveland. >> yeah, it was grover cleveland. yeah. >> very good. >> all right. >> we're doing great so far. >> when you say "we." >> you mean leonard? >> me and leonard. >> i was actually going to give you a multiple choice. >> i don't think that's going to be happening a lot. >> i wouldn't have even needed to know a president. which president gave camp david its name after his father and grandson? >> eisenhower. >> dwight d. eisenhower is correct. that's an old person answer. >> that's good. tied 1-1 now. >> question three, folks. here we go. which
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